Tuesday, March 06, 2012

UP to improve track, surrounding area in West Central Colorado

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Union Pacific Railroad will improve the transportation infrastructure in Colorado by investing nearly $1 million in the rail line that runs in the Grand Junction area. Crews will be stabilizing the railroad track banking along the Colorado River. The bank stabilization project will begin March 12 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

Before the stabilizing project can begin, UP will undertake a significant cleanup of an area in Grand Junction known as "The Point", located at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. The cleanup effort will include removing trash and debris that have collected in the vicinity over the years. The project will help address significant public safety concerns with the installation of a fence along the UP tracks in the area near the river.

Union Pacific is coordinating its cleanup efforts with several local government and non-profit agencies.

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